Withrow v. Williams

Facts of the Case

Police officers investigating a double murder in Michigan brought respondent Williams to a police station for questioning. When respondent denied any involvement in the murders, an officer told him that he could either give them the truth or they would charge him and lock him up. Respondent then admitted furnishing the murder weapon to the killer, who had called respondent after the crime and told him where the weapon and other incriminating items had been discarded. The officers then advised respondent of his Miranda rights for the first time